From: "Sasa Stupar" <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
>--On 5. december 2005 7:38 +0100 Sasa Stupar <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
>> --On 4. december 2005 19:16 -0500 Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
>>> On 12/3/05, Sasa Stupar <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net> wrote:
>>>> First my hardware: old Compaq Deskpro 2000 5166 with P166, 64MB RAM, 3
>>>> NIC Intel Pro 100S Desktop. My network is 100 Mbit.
>>>> In DMZ I have a file server (samba), web, mail. Transfer speed between
>>>> LAN and DMZ is max about 50 % of possible ( arround 5200 KBps) with
>>>> Trafic Shaper disabled.
>>> I replied to an older thread of the same earlier today, but getting
>>> this much through a P166 is even better. That's over 40 Mb, which is
>>> more than I'd expect to get through that slow of a box. That's about
>>> the max throughput of a WRAP or 4801, at 266 MHz.
>>> I'd be very happy with that. If you need a full 100 Mb, you need a P3
>>> or better. Your bus and/or CPU, or a combination of the two, is the
>> Thanx for the answer. I need full speed because of the file server. I am
>> going to search fo a faster box
> Just for the info. I have tried on Celeron 433 and it works great. I have
> the full speed now. But I have allready buy a P3 from ebay for 25¤ which
> will be even better.
Keep in mind that CPU is only part of the picture. Buss speed plays a major
roll here. Try and have your high demand cards in separate bussmastering
slots. Have a high speed buss, at the expense of a lower speed chip.